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World Mapper- "The World As You've Never Seen It Before"

Abstract

The Worldmapper site takes its catchphrase, "The World as You've Never Seen It Before," and puts it into data-driven action, featuring cartograms that display global regions "re-sized according to the subject of interest." A total-population world map, for example, displays India and Japan swollen to outsized proportions, while the United States looms large on the map of private spending on health-care and Southeastern Africa dominates the map of HIV prevalence. Some of the broad topics include health, education, transportation, communication, work, and housing, but the list continues to expand. Each map comes with a downloadable PDF poster and downloadable data files in Excel and OpenDoc format. The Worldmapper project is a collaboration between the University of Sheffield (UK) which hosts the site, and the University of Michigan.

http://www.sasi.group.shef.ac.uk/worldmapper/

type

Demographic
Development

source

Multilateral
Non-profit

keyword

communication
health
HIV/AIDS
housing
population
transportation

country

Angola
Benin
Botswana
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cameroon
Cape Verde
Central African Republic
Chad
Comoros
Congo, Dem. Rep.
Congo, Rep.
Cote d'Ivoire
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Kenya
Lesotho
Liberia
Madagascar
Malawi
Mali
Mauritania
Mauritius
Mayotte
Mozambique
Namibia
Niger
Nigeria
Rwanda
Sao Tome and Principe
Senegal
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Somalia
South Africa
South Sudan
Sudan
Swaziland
Tanzania
Togo
Uganda
Zambia
Zimbabwe

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